Elias Kolovos (ed.), Ottoman Sources for the History of Lefkada [in Greek], Herakleion: Crete University Press, 2013.
This volume contains translated Ottoman documents relating to the history of Lefkada (Santa Maura) from the fifteenth to the seventeenth century. The sources illuminate the history of the fortress of Santa Maura and of the surrounding settlements, giving us a detailed recording of the villages of Lefkada and of their demographical magnitude, while they also offer a list of Lefkada family names per settlement from the mid-seventeenth century. An extensive introduction places the fortress and the island in the centre of the Ottoman border in the Ionian Sea, which is examined as a military, political and fiscal zone, as well as a field of trade and cultural transactions.
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